Breaking the Cycle of Diabetes in My Family
(Minghui.org) I had no idea how terrible diabetes was until my mother-in-law began to suffer from it. Through taking care of my mother-in-law, I learned of the miserable pain and miserable fate of this incurable disease. I wish I could have done more for my mother-in-law, but I'm grateful that thanks to Falun Dafa, my young daughter was spared the same fate.
After struggling with diabetes for over ten years, my mother-in-law began needing insulin shots to sustain her life. She did not have the energy to pick up a small rice bowl to eat a meal unless she had her insulin injection. However, insulin was only effective on her for a short period of time.
She would gulp down a lot of water every day. She would get very hungry, but would have to take frequent trips to the restroom during and after meals. Her struggle with the illness ended with her passing away in pain. I witnessed the whole process of her illness from the beginning to end. It was really terrible.
The horror of diabetes revisited me again when I had a strange dream one night, in which I was giving an insulin shot to my kindergarten-age daughter. I was shocked after waking up and wondered whether she too had diabetes. Recently my daughter had complained that she was especially thirsty after she came back from school. She also ate ravenously at meal time. Looking at her recent abnormal behaviors, I almost collapsed from the thought of her having diabetes.
My daughter’s cousin was also diagnosed with the disease. He was only 17 years old and was very skinny. I just lost my mother-in-law. My little girl had a long journey ahead of her, but no medical treatment could cure her. Looking at her dark, yellowish little face, I felt so much pressure that it was as if my heart were going to pop out of my mouth.
As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I knew the only way to save my daughter was for her to practice Falun Dafa. Only Master could save her. I had another dream in which my daughter drew a big Chinese character for the word “Deny” on a red brick wall. I realized that this might be a hint from Master, telling me to deny the disease. I also dreamed of a cute little chubby boy. I was told that the boy had diabetes before and that Master gave him a new body after he assimilated to Dafa. I realized that I should guide my daughter to start Dafa practice.
Since then, I helped my daughter to start the practice. We often studied the Fa and listened to the Master’s lectures together. We did the exercises when she did not have too much homework. I also brought her to a Fa study group for kids on weekends.
I did not treat her as a diabetic patient, so I did not limit her diet. Like most children, she likes candies and soft drinks. Although I was uneasy with that from time to time, I reminded myself that we should let go of conventional thinking during our cultivation. I put down my worries and just let Master take care of it. What else could I do?
My daughter still felt thirsty periodically. She needed to drink a bottle of water before going to bed sometimes. She drank very fast and looked very thirsty. I knew that she needed to endure a portion of karma, although Master eliminated a large amount of it for her. So I tried not to be concerned about these symptoms. I just knew that I should urge her to study the Fa and do the exercises more diligently. The diabetic symptoms gradually disappeared.
Now, my daughter has recovered completely. She no longer cries from being thirsty. And not only has she gained weight, but she also looks lighter and brighter in her face. She is in elementary school and maintains very good grades. While other classmates may miss class for illness, she has not missed any school for health reasons so far.
Thank you, Master, for giving my daughter a new life.